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Murder and Magic

(1981)
(The first book in the Lord Darcy series)
A novel by

 
 
This Sidewise Award-winning series starring detective Lord Darcy and his sorcerer sidekick, Sean O Lochlainn, takes us into an alternate reality where Richard the Lionheart's descendants rule the Anglo-French Empire and the laws of magic have developed in place of the laws of physics. Murder and Magic, comprised of the first four stories of the acclaimed Lord Darcy series, finds Lord Darcy solving murders using his wits, a keen eye for observation, and a few choice magic tricks.

In "The Eyes Have it," Lord Darcy must figure out who killed the taciturn playboy, the Count D'Evreux.

In the political thriller "A Case of Identity," Lord Darcy picks apart the disappearance of the Marquis of Cherbourg, especially mysterious considering the escalating cold war with Poland.

Lord Darcy and Master Sean investigate a body coated in blue paint already occupying a coffin built for the late Duke of Kent in "The Muddle of the Woad."

Literary humor is at the heart of "In a Stretch of the Imagination," where the head of an important publishing house commits suicide under suspicious circumstances.

Genre: Fantasy
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Murder and Magic (Lord Darcy) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Randall Garrett
ISBN: 1-62567-195-4 / 978-1-62567-195-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
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January 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Murder And Magic
Author(s): Randall Garrett
ISBN: 0-441-54543-2 / 978-0-441-54543-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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October 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Murder And Magic
Author(s): Randall Garrett
ISBN: 0-441-54542-4 / 978-0-441-54542-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace
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September 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Murder And Magic
Author(s): Randall Garrett
ISBN: 0-441-54541-6 / 978-0-441-54541-4 (USA edition)
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January 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: MURDER AND MAGIC: The Eyes Have It; A Case of Identity; The Muddle of the Woad; A Stretch of the Imagination - Lord Darcy Adventures
Author(s): Randall Garrett
ISBN: 0-441-54540-8 / 978-0-441-54540-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
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Audio Editions

March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Murder and Magic: Lord Darcy, Book 1
Author(s): Randall Garrett
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Murder and Magic: Lord Darcy, Book 1
Author(s): Randall Garrett
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Murder and Magic (Lord Darcy Book 1)
Author(s): Randall Garrett
Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA